Thu.Sep 01, 2011

Does The Food We Eat Affect Our Productivity?


According to the flagship study released on the subject by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2005, our nutrition habits have a direct impact on our productivity. In fact, the World Health Organization says that adequate nourishment can raise national productivity levels by 20 percent!

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How To Write A Visual Style Guide for eLearning

The eLearning Coach

The most efficient way to achieve consistency in visual design for an eLearning course or presentation is to write a visual style guide. It’s nearly a necessity when working on a team and it’s also valuable when working solo (though a shorter guide may suffice).

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Keyboard Input in MFC/WPF Interoperability

Visual Lounge

For this week's Dev Corner, Dave Howell talks about how MFC/WPF interoperability in the next version of Camtasia Studio. Camtasia Studio has been an MFC-based application since it's origination. For the next version (code named Ocho), a new timeline control was built from scratch using WPF.

Creative learning

Learning with e's

I took some risks today during a workshop I gave at Plymouth University. The workshop was all about creativity and how we can tap into imagination in learning contexts. I tried out several things I had not attempted before in workshops, but that was the idea - often, creativity requires some kind of risk. The Your Idea, Our Health event was a health related conference, so there were lots of delegates of the nursing and midwifery persuasion in attendance.

The Top 7 Features Your LMS Must Have

An LMS has the power to enhance training effectiveness, and improve business outcomes. The key is knowing which features will enable your organization to get there. This guide will help ensure your LMS is capable of meeting your learning objectives.

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Fear of the “Upload” Button

E-learning Uncovered

Launching a new e-learning course is exciting—and a little bit scary. Did we remember everything? Did we make all the last-minute changes? Did we catch all the typos? Do all the buttons work? When creating an e-learning course, we need to balance perfectionism with reality. We want every course to be perfect, but there are only so many times you can look at something without going over budget or over schedule.

August 2011 Review

Jane Hart

Meteorologically speaking, Autumn begins today here in the UK – the summer has passed all too quickly. Although manypeople were away on holiday in August, it was still a very busy month online and I saved nearly 50 articles and resources in my August Reading List.

4 Great Resources to Help eLearning Presenters Prepare for DevLearn

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

With DevLearn 2011 only a few weeks away there are over 100 speakers preparing to tell their stories to their eLearning colleagues. While many of the presenters are seasoned professionals, some are not. I think that's a good thing. I believe everyone has something to say.

Flash Animation Bounce Effect

eLearning Brothers

Today I’ll show you a how to add a little more “visual interest&# to an Flash animating object. I call it the bounce effect. It’s a very simple technique but can really be awesome. I’ve recorded a screencast to show you how to do it. Here is a quick demo I created showing this “bounce&# effect: eLearning Brothers Intro. eLearning eLearning Tips Flash Graphic Design Tips

[New eBook] How to Market Customer Training

Want to increase awareness of your course offerings? Download this guide and learn how to keep your content at the top of students' minds using email marketing, social channels and other effective strategies.

My Experience Starting Out with Google+

Learning Developments

I got my Google+ invite back in July (Thanks Derek) but it's been quite a busy summer so I put off getting to know Google+ until now. Being the big Google/Android fan I am, this is long overdue. In this post I write up my first impressions. You can get to Google+ by going to [link].

Some useful e-learning resources

e-Learning Academy

I have recently refreshed and updated recommended e-learning resources on the Connect Thinking e-learning resources page. Here you will also find access to a free e-learning gap analysis. Also, a new article from Colleen Kavanagh and myself: 10 Things That Make Webinars Work, in September 2011 HC Magazine, pages 34-36. Enjoy. Announcement Virtual classroom

Easy and powerful e-Learning authoring


Ease of use is very important for an authoring tool; this becomes even more important since subject matter experts participate more and more in the development process. For easygenerator this is one of our main focal points. That makes sense when your name is easygenerator. One of the reasons easygenerator is so easy to use, is our intuitive interface. You don't need a three day course. Probably the most important thing is the What You See Is What You Get Editor.